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CLEEN Foundation in June 2008 moved to her new office complex (CLEEN Foundation Resource Centre) in Lagos. In futherance of her mission to promote public saftey, security and justice through empirical research, legislative advocacy and demonstration.. more

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SECURITY THREAT ASSESSMENT: TOWARDS 2015 ELECTIONS(SEVENTH EDITION)
This month presented us with lots of intrigues, squabbles, accusation and counter-accusation and security threats ahead of 2015 elections. President Goodluck Jonathan on the 11th declared his intention to contest for the 2015 presidential race just a day after a suicide bomber denoted bomb in a secondary school in Yobe State, killing 48 and injuring 78 students. On October 20th 2014, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was not without attendant issues leading to the withdrawal of his security aids and call for removal by the PDP as ......Read more.
 
CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN NIGERIA

The primary duty of a criminal justice system is to dispense criminal justice in accordance with due process or rule of law. In practical terms, criminal justice refers to the determination of the guilt or innocence of a suspect and the allocation of punishment that is fair and proportional to a convict’s offence, with due recognition and protection of the rights of offenders, victims and society. Due process implies fair, open and impartial trial of a suspect. The essence of due process is to prevent coercion and persecution rather than prosecution of suspects. Due process also prohibits illegal arrest and detention; search and seizure; self – incrimination; double jeopardy; excessive bail and unduly long pre-trial detention, cruel and unusual punishment. .....Read more

 
SECURITY THREAT ASSESSMENT: TOWARDS 2015 ELECTIONS(SIXTH EDITION)  

Under a time table released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria will undertake Presidential and National Assembly elections on 14 February 2015. Two weeks later, voting will occur to elect State Governors and State Houses of Assembly. It has also published new data on voters’ registration and distribution of polling units across the federation. Electioneering process is already gearing up ahead of the elections evident by several activities of key actors. Adequate preparation and planning is essential to the effective management of elections.According to INEC timetable for the elections, campaigns are slated to commence on 16 November 2014. INEC has approved the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in thirteen states in ..... ....Read more.

 
SECURITY THREAT ASSESSMENT: TOWARDS 2015 ELECTIONS(FIFTH EDITION)  
INEC distributed Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) and continued with Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) across the country. INEC also procured 150,000 Card Readers to fast track the accreditation process of voters during the February 2015 General Elections. INEC has also established citizens’ contact centres as well as online voter verification platform. It plans to use electronic transmission of results during the next general elections and is in the process of implementing a redelineation (delimitation) of electoral constituencies aimed at creating an additional 30,027 Polling Units (PUs) ahead of the 2015 elections (21,615 PUs allocated to the North; 8,412 PUs to the South). The Nigerian Police, through the former Force Public Relations Officer had reported that the ....Read more.
 

WAGING PEACE IN WEST AFRICA: A GOOD PRACTICES GUIDE TO DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE OF THE SECURITY SECTOR

 
The 15 countries of the West Africa sub-region, organized under the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), stretch from Senegal in the west to Nigeria in the east. Since the Third Wave of Democratization from the late 1980s, most of these countries ‘have established rule of law, functioning state institutions and relatively good governance.’ Such is the tempo of democratization that in Ghana, Senegal, and Benin Republic incumbent ruling parties have been defeated at the polls, leading to peaceful alternation in governance, while Nigeria has enjoyed the longest spell of civilian rule in its post-colonial history. Furthermore, the ECOWAS countries have also .......Read more
 
   
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